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AERC: Association of Ecosystem Research Centers 2015 Meeting

2017 Annual Meeting in Washington DC

"The Role of Ecosystem Research in Combating Emerging Infectious Diseases"

October 23-24, 2017



October 22, 2017
Arrival Arrive/overnight in Washington DC. (Room block: Holiday Inn Washington Capitol - Block Code UG7. Rate: $259/night. Reserve online or call 1-877-572-6951. Book by Sept. 22.)
October 23, 2017
8:30 am -12:30 pm AIBS Workshop on Communicating with Policy Makers and the Media at the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)
1201 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 400, Washington DC 22101
Breakfast: coffee/tea and pastries - delivered to AIBS
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch: cold selections - delivered to AIBS
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Annual AERC Meeting at AIBS Offices
1201 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC
October 24, 2017
10:30-11:30 am Congressional Briefing: The Role of Ecosystem Research in Combating Emerging Infectious Diseases, and questions from congressional members and staffers.
Location: TBD
  Rick Ostfeld Dr. Rick Ostfeld, Senior Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Emerging Infectious Disease in a More Fragmented World
  Christine Kreuder Johnson Dr. Christine Kreuder Johnson, Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis
Supporting global health security with ecosystem research: shifting from a reactive to a proactive paradigm
  John Drake Dr. John Drake, Distinguished Research Professor, University of Georgia, Odum School of Ecology
Mining Ecosystem Data for Prediction of Infectious Disease Outbreaks: The State of our Science
~12:00 pm After the briefing, participants can accompany speakers to lunch on Capitol Hill -- location TBD
1:00 - 5:00 pm Participants who have made arrangements with AIBS will visit their respective congressional offices on Capitol Hill; or departure from Washington